Coffee shop held up by person with handgun, cops on the hunt

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Cornwall police

CORNWALL, Ontario - Cornwall police are scouring the city for a person, social media reports suggest a female, who held up a downtown coffee shop with a handgun.

Cornwall police Const. Dan Cloutier said a coffee shop at the corner of Ninth and Pitt streets in the city was robbed of a quantity of cash at about 5 p.m. on Sunday.

"They brandished a gun," he said, adding the weapon was a handgun. "Then they fled eastbound on Ninth Street."

Social media lit up Sunday evening following the robbery, with many who claimed to have first-hand knowledge of the incident suggesting a woman carried out the theft.

Cloutier said police are continuing to investigate, but are not yet releasing a description of the assailant.

"We'll probably go down that road eventually," said Cloutier. "We're going to follow up on our leads."

No one was injured, he added.

More to come.

Organizations: Cornwall police Const.

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Ontario, Ninth Street

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  • Anonymous
    March 25, 2014 - 19:09

    we do have a coffee shop, its called island ink jet so you can not say cornwall does not have any because we do

  • Anonymous
    March 25, 2014 - 00:58

    We are in Canada for god's sake, we don't have "coffee shops" we have Tim Hortons so you might as well tell us because we all know

  • Gavin Farley
    March 24, 2014 - 13:06

    There are like 12 cameras in there, some one should tell our fine police force that

    • Ryan
      March 24, 2014 - 15:58

      Im sure they know.